The Advantages of BTU Metering for Multi-Residential Buildings
So, let us first begin with what is BTU Meter?
BTU meters accurately measure the thermal energy of chilled water consumption in British thermal units (BTU) which is a basic measure of thermal energy for commercial and residential buildings. BTU meters are used in chilled water systems for both commercial and industrial and office buildings. They are used for billing users for energy usage.
Now let’s come to the range of advantages that BTU Meters for Multi-Residential Buildings offer.
Property owners are allowed to capture the cost of heating and cooling for units that aren’t caught by electrical meters by the British Thermal Unit (BTU) Metering. Thermal energy is captured by a thermal meter in a unit in an effort to maintain a comfortable temperature. The hydronic flow rate and temperature differential along the entire in-suite HVAC unit are measured by advanced BTU metering systems. This calculation measures each suite’s actual thermal consumption. If you are designing a new building or planning to retrofit your existing building with BTU meters, it will be highly beneficial for every landlord or building owner to meter multiple utilities and recover the exact cost bypassing the responsibility on to the residents which ultimately makes them conscious about environmental friendliness. It will result in reduced consumption which will lower the cost for both the residents and the landlord.
Retrofit Vs. BTU Metering in New Buildings
It is quite possible that retrofitting can be a bit more complicated for BTU meters. For supporting the thermal metering technology, as well as access for the technician to install and work within it, buildings require a fan coil unit (a liquid to air heat exchanger system). The burden of hard-wiring in-suite meters is removed back to a central data collection point by the new advances in communication technology. BTU metering offers long-term savings and an increase in property value that makes it a worthwhile investment. It has been proven that thermal metering saves up to $600 per suite per year, with an average 20% reduction in annual consumption for metered units in both retrofit and new construction projects.
Installation of BTU meters are now easier than ever because of new wireless technology
As a response against the complicated and costly nature of conventional mechanical BTU meters, modern wireless technology is available in the UAE market which is rapidly gaining recognition for retrofit and new build projects. Looking identical like the wired ones, these are far less invasive, easier to implement, and works similarly to a water meter by utilizing the same kind of transponder. Both the traditional and modern type is normally a liquid flow meter with an attached computer which converts the amount of energy in terms of British Thermal Units and is released to heat and cool the unit into a kWh equivalent. The cost of conduit, wiring, and labor costs to run wires is eliminated by the new wireless option
If you are also planning to install BTU meters in your projects in the Middle East then you should definitely check out our offered products.
The BIG 5 is termed as – “The Global Hub for the Construction Industry from inception to completion.” It is the largest construction exhibition in the Middle East which serves as a networking platform for construction product suppliers and buyers. The BIG 5 has gone from strength to strength, for evolving into the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events spanning the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. It is the most important exhibition in the Middle East region to meet existing as well as new customers and increase the presence in the Gulf region.
Being a leading name as a supplier of a wide range of industrial and engineering solutions for all types of industries from construction to networking to electrical for around four decades, Dutco Tennant LLC always looks out to find out about the latest trends and solutions for the various industrial sectors and to satisfy it’s high-end clientele of corporate and government sector for various projects. During the four days of this prestigious event, we want to take this amazing opportunity to showcase our latest products in accordance with our globally renowned clients with whom we have developed a brilliant partnership. At The BIG 5, we will be displaying our latest collection for the MEP Supplies sector.
Keep reading this to find out what will be on display at our stall.
We have an integrated partnership with ALBION which based in the UK is a leading brand for manufacturing several types of valves for the MEP Supplies sector. They will display a varied range of valves. In valves, we will also host SINGER, one of the most promising brands, who will demonstrate their leading range of Pressure Reducing Valve, Float Valves, Solenoid Valve, and Pressure Relief Valve. From Italy, we have Pettinaroli, who will be talking about their latest range of PICV and FCU Kits. For the valves section, we also have ERHARD, the famous brand among the people who will be bringing forward their newest range of Nozzle Check Valves live and exclusively only at our stall. And apart from all of these, our old friend VEXVE has agreed to discuss the benefits of Well End Ball Valves.
We will also be hosting Water Meters and BTU Meters from SENSUS and Kamstrup at our stall. There will be a special panel to discuss about the future in Water Meters. Now that when we are talking about plumbing, how can we leave behind pipes? Our supplying partner Aquatechnik will talk about what’s next in PPR Pipes and Fittings. Now let’s also talk about drainage solutions. With smart plumbing and water systems, it makes it really important to have modern drainage facilities. So what are the latest trends in drainage solutions? Know from ATT INNOX.
But don’t start looking for the ending line because there is no end to possibilities.
There are still many suppliers to be available at our stall, like Link Yapi, Aquateknik, and Interapp / AVK and get ready to explore their fabulous range of Hangers and Support Sytems, Stainless Steel – Drainage solutions and Butterfly Valves.
So gear up for this gala event and come visit us at our stall. And now you can also talk with our experts live at the venue for your personalized project needs. Just schedule a meeting with our experts.
The biggest trade fair dedicated towards the construction sector in the Middle East, The BIG 5, focuses on displaying the newest solutions and products which will drive towards the betterment of the construction sector. This year’s edition of The BIG 5 is the perfect platform for all of its visitors to explore the state-of-the-art solutions for Building Envelope & Special Construction, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Technologies & Building Automation, Construction Tools & Building Materials, MEP Services, and Offsite & Modular Construction. This trade fair is the pathway for companies to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies in these sectors, learning about current and future projects and market needs, and explore new project ventures and opportunities in the Middle East region. Being a trusted and prominent supplier of various industrial and engineering products and solutions in the Middle East and GCC region, Dutco Tennant LLC has always been trying to bring out solutions to eradicate the problems faced in the MEP Supplies sectors. We look forward to introducing our latest range of exemplary products live at this Gala event over the four days.
Have a look at the newest product launches that will be formally announced for the public and displayed at The BIG 5.
VAV / CAV / AFMS
VAV systems are now proven to be very energy efficient in providing an optimal indoor climate. The latest standards and requirements for energy efficiency and human thermal comfort make it more and more challenging to design new HVAC systems that complied with these standards. Energy savings can be achieved by reducing primary air volumes to a minimum during reduced load conditions. Induction VAV is the best solution to maintain proper air circulation and comfort levels, reducing the primary treated air to the very minimum. The room air will be induced without the use of an additional fan.
CAV or Constant Air Volume systems are the classic solutions to meet HVAC needs. It is really simple and has become very popular. It’s basic concept is to use a constant supply air volume through the distribution system while heating or cooling air to meet the spaces needs. Mainly there are 3 different types of CAV systems available which are single duct, reheat, and mixed asir.
The basic function of airflow control like constant air volume, static pressure, supply/return balancing etc, are very simple and straightforward in theory. The practical application of these functions, however, is quite difficult due to small magnitudes of the measuring signals.
The largest trade fair for the construction sector in the Middle East, The BIG 5, aims at displaying the latest solutions and products which are dedicated to the betterment of the construction sector. The 2019’s edition of The BIG 5 is the platform for its visitor to review state-of-the-art solutions for Building Envelope & Special Construction, Building Interiors & Finishes, Construction Technologies & Building Automation, Construction Tools & Building Materials, MEP Services, and Offsite & Modular Construction. This trade fair is the pathway for companies to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies in these sectors, learning about current and future projects and market needs, and explore new project ventures and opportunities in the Middle East region. Dutco Tennant LLC being a trusted and prominent supplier of various industrial and engineering products and solutions in the Middle East and GCC region has been always trying to bring out solutions to eradicate the problems faced in the MEP Supplies sectors. At this spectacular event, we are looking forward to introducing our next line of exemplary products over the four days of the event.
Have a look at the newest product launches that will be formally announced for the public and displayed at The BIG 5.
Floor Drains/ Roof Drains
15” diameter roof drain, epoxy coated cast iron body with combination membrane flashing clamp/gravel guard and low profile poly dome. Used on any type of flat roof. Low profile dome prevents debris from entering the drain line. The anchor flange and membrane clamp provide a secure grip of membrane and roof flashing materials.
8” diameter roof drain, coated cast iron body with combination membrane flashing clamp/gravel guard, aluminum dome and internal water dam. Used on any type of flat roofs and gutters. Aluminum dome prevents debris from entering the drain line. The anchor flange and membrane clamp provide a secure grip of membrane and roof flashing materials.
Coated cast iron floor drain with anchor flange, weep holes, clamping collar, adjustable round nickel bronze top with vandal-resistant secured grate, 1/2” NPT trap primer (plugged) and bottom outlet. General purpose floor drain for use in kitchens, showers, restrooms and other finished areas with foot traffic.
Series Adjustable Floor Cleanout with heavy duty Ductile Iron vandal proof cover and plastic NPT gas tight plug. Suitable for finished and unfinished floors to access plumbing lines for servicing. Regularly furnished with heavy duty Ductile Iron cover and optional Anchor Flange Flashing Clamp, Nickel and Stainless Steel veneers allows for use in any area.
The BIG 5, being the largest and most important specialized exhibition in the region commits itself to pursue sustainable development and accelerating the transition towards the betterment of the Construction sector. It has been growing every year, attracting more sponsors, partners, experts, and government organizations. It provides a forum for all attendees to learn more about the latest innovations, technologies, and advances in research, regulatory information and other developments for the Construction project departments. Dutco Tennant LLC wants to introduce their recent product additions into their inventory for the MEP Supplies division from Erhard.
With an impressive experiencing dating back over 140 years, ERHARD is one of the most important manufacturers of water valves in the world. They supply valves for all sectors of the water supply industry in all size ranges, from domestic service lines valves to valves for power plants. They also have a broad product portfolio in the sewage sector as well as of valves for large-scale industrial installations. In the field of valves, they offer complete solutions to problems, including technical calculation of the pipelines, combined with great specialist competence and many years of experience in valve construction.
At The BIG 5, they will be demonstrating the visitors of our stall about their newest additions for Nozzle Check Valves.
Nozzle Check Valves
Check Valves in a piping system is essential for the protection of the equipment and prevent it from damage caused by backflow. Nozzle Check Valves are specifically designed for scenarios where a fluid gas or slurry is pumped in low pressure or otherwise intermittent flow. They are meant particularly to close quickly and quietly during low pressure and no-flow periods and can be used to reliably prevent the liquid, gas, or slurry from flowing in the reverse direction which can damage mechanical equipment and cause destructive events such as water hammer. Due to the design, universally usable and particularly effective non-return valves for raw and potable water as well as cleaned sewage.
- Minimum pressure loss through optimized flow cross-sections
- Flow-optimized valve disc and valve sealing ring
- Optimum hydraulics with a short closing path to minimize water surge
- Wide area of application due to a compact form, any possible assembly position, and adjustable spring strength.
The BIG 5 has established itself as one of the largest and most important trade fairs in the Middle East for the construction sector. This exhibition has committed itself to pursue development and accelerating the transition towards a modern world with sustainable infrastructure. This highly successful event has acclaimed its position as the leading industry gathering and serves as a key platform that brings together international exhibitors, specialists, decision-makers and investors. This year, Dutco Tennant LLC wants to introduce the visitors with its latest products and solutions from Link Yapi for the MEP Supplies sector.
Link Yapi started its journey in 1978 with the production of steel anchor and with the state of current pipe hanger and support system sectors they feel proud as the founder of that field sector. Their objective is to produce customer-oriented products by converting the innovative approach that every employee perceives. They are steadily working their way towards achieving a tag of a preferred brand in Installation Systems, Ventilation Systems, Sound and Vibration Isolation Systems, Seismic Restraint Systems, Industrial Hanger and Support Systems, Anchor and Fixing Systems, Facade Systems and Modular Support Systems in national and international levels.
In our MEP Supplies stall at the BIG 5 this year, visitors can explore Link Yapi’s latest range of Hangers and Support Systems.
Hangers and Support Systems
LINK has a strong long life fixing solution for all systems that they supply especially installation systems, seismic restraint systems, and facade systems. The fixing systems are very critical at buildings especially in seismic zones and for that certificated products should be used in perfect engineering solutions.
LINK has a wide range of Anchors which can work on cracked, crack-free concrete construction, in an earthquake zone or in another area. They can also provide customers with ETA approved, fire-resistant and products for under seawater on demand.
Steel Fixing Systems
Steel fixing support stones in vertical or horizontal joints. The fixings provide 3-dimensional adjustability which provides a tolerance of 20 mm. This is normally adequate even if normal construction tolerances of the concrete frame are exceeded. Using expanding bolts the brackets are fixed to the concrete. This allows for tolerances to be accommodated.
ETA approved and certified anchor systems have been added by LINK which is the most important part of the connection systems they have carried out production and projecting services, to the product range. LINK’s anchor systems are selected and manufactured in accordance with the structural connection of products such as installation systems, ventilation systems, vibration, and seismic restraint systems, facade systems.
BIG 5, the largest and most important trade fair in the region commits itself to pursue an advanced world with the latest technologies for the construction sector. It has been growing every year, attracting more sponsors, partners, experts, and government organizations. It provides a forum for all attendees to learn more about the latest innovations, technologies, and advances in research, regulatory information and other developments in the construction sector. In this event, Dutco Tennant LLC wants to introduce their recent product additions into their inventory for the MEP Supplies sector from Pipe Life.
Pipelife is one of the leading names as a producer of plastic pipe systems and was formed in 1989. It is owned by the international company weinerberger. Their prime business focus is on the development, production, and distribution of plastic pipe systems. A position in the market makes them be able to supply their partners with excellent products and services, which are the result of continuous improvement and innovation. The PIPELIFE Group consists of 26 companies and is present in 26 countries, located mainly in Europe but also in the USA. The manufacturing facilities are located in 18 countries. Worldwide, over 630,000 km of Pipelife pipe was installed in 2016.
This year at the BIG 5 they will be demonstrating about Soundproof Acoustic Pipes which will be exclusively distributed by us.
MASTER 3 Plus
The Master 3 Plus is a state-of-the-art system of soil pipe and fittings which are designed and manufactured to meet the modern construction and housing challenges. It is manufactured from mineral-reinforced polypropylene copolymer. It is designed to address the soil pipe challenges encountered in today’s residential and industrial construction projects.
Higher weight and thicker walls
The latest generation comes with a higher rigidity class (SN4) which results in a weight increase by 60 percent.
Excellent sound insulations
Increased weight greatly improves sound insulation.
The new shape of the socket ensures a smooth transition from inserted spigot end to fitting which significantly reduces turbulence.
The hydraulically optimized swept (bent) branch enables the connection of a larger number of households to the downpipe which is a result of higher flowrate compared to conventional branches.
The annual meeting place for both local and international building and civil engineering professionals, the BIG 5 is the largest trade fair for the construction sector and is an exceptional platform for companies and organizations to promote their products, services, and innovative technologies as well as meet decision-makers, investors, buyers from all over the world. Dutco Tennant LLC will be displaying their latest products for the MEP Supplies division in this event from in collaboration with ATT INNOX.
ATT Inox is one of the largest producers of stainless steel elements, mostly drainage systems. Their actions are based on the principles – sustained high quality of products and services, constant improvement and expansion of their range products as well as reliability and timeliness. They work for customers in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and a wide variety of construction and installation industries. They offer products and services that meet the highest standards through combining innovative projects with advanced technology, modern machine park and years of experience. Their solutions reflect the needs of the customers like on-site adaptation processes during product installation. Their team of specialists supervises each phase of the order completion from design, workmanship, and installation to assure the optimum performance of the end product.
At the BIG 5 Dubai, ATT Inox will demonstrate the latest range solution and technologies for drainage.
Channel drainage or linear drainage is a simple to design and install drainage system which is a popular choice. It is also an inexpensive option for surface water drainage compared to a typical point water drainage system and aesthetically, can be discreet, or a design statement. They consist of a channel and a removable grate and users can get additional accessories like sumps, end caps, and others. By using a channel rather than a mosaic of strategic points drains, users can reduce or even eliminate ponding and deal with heavy run-offs such as flash flooding and heavy downpours more effectively. The modern range of shower drainage solutions allows achieving more space in the bathroom tanks to integration shower area with the bathroom floor.
Bathroom Floor Drains
Drainage is a common problem for almost every household and builders. The drainage system should meet the toughest standard of hygiene and safety and for these reasons stainless steel is the best bet for floor gullies, drains, and gratings. It is high in corrosion resistance and has a smooth surface ensuring life long beauty and durability. Our Bathroom Floor Drains ensure easy, fast and efficient drainage are used both in public use places like (PA centers, swimming pools) and private bathrooms, rooms, basements. Our wide option of gratings can find customer approval in function and aesthetic features.
They are mainly used in the bathroom for disabled people in health centers, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, sports centers, etc. They are extremely easy to install and clean, highly resistant to disinfectants, stainless steel surface ensures antibacterial protection. It is possible to enter the shower with a wheelchair and a comfortable and safe way.
The BIG 5 Dubai is the grandest trade fair of the Middle East for the construction sector where visitors can explore around 20,000 innovative products which will help them to stay up-to-date with the industry’s latest developments. This event gives the visitors all-in access to the region’s top buyers and distributors. In this spectacular extravaganza, more than 2200 exhibitors from over 66 countries participate each year. Dutco Tennant LLC wants to use this amazing opportunity to announce its latest products from Aquatechnik which are aimed at helping the construction sector to reach new heights.
Systems for sanitary, heating, air conditioning and compressed air systems that can be used in civil and industrial environments are manufactured and distributed by Aquatechnik. The production site located in Magnago comprises an injection molding department, an extrusion department and a mechanical workshop that allows the construction of equipment and tools necessary for the processing of various systems. They also have laboratories and the research center, which together with a high level of automation, guarantee productive results and high-quality standards. They have always given special attention to product quality, attention to detail, attention to the growing needs of the market and speed in distribution as well as efficiency in service have
At the BIG 5 Dubai, this year they will be demonstrating the visitors about their recent range of PPR Pipes and Fittings from Aquatechnik
Comprehensive series of PP-R fittings to complete the different pipe systems are offered by Aquatechnik. The range comprises of transition fittings, end parts made with male and female threaded inserts, flanged joints, valves, in addition to supplementary fittings that allow you to join and create connections with all the pipe and fitting systems offered by the company.
This range of PP-R 80 Super (polypropylene copolymer random) pipes and fittings system which is known and appreciated over the world has elements that connect to each other using the thermal poly fusion method. The significant improvement in the product over the years and the increasingly updated and complete range confirmed a level of success which is to date unparalleled. Due to its innate technical features, it is ideal to transport aggressive fluids as it is highly resistant to corrosive, alkali, acidic and other agents.
Aquatechnik laboratories using high thermal resistant polypropylene as a raw material combined with a package of particularly oxidation-resistant additives have created a 3-layered pipe with an intermediate layer made of special fibers that reduce linear thermal expansion by almost 75% compared to single-layer PP-R pipes. The wall thickness now gets easy to reduce and thus flow rate gets increased by 20%. PPR Pipes and Fittings from Aquatechnik
The largest trade fair for construction the BIG 5 Dubai is held over four days once a year which allows the visitors to meet both the international and local building and civil engineering professionals and explore the latest technologies and products for the construction sector. It covers the full construction cycle and gives the visitors all-in access to the region’s top buyers and distributors. Dutco Tennant LLC wants to put in display its trending products for the MEP Supplies section from Vexve at this spectacular event.
Vexve is a well-known name over the globe as a leading supplier of valve solutions for heating and cooling needs in urban and industrial environments. Vexve’s valve and control products which are developed for demanding applications together with their hydraulic control solutions are used in district energy networks and power plants in addition to the heating and cooling systems of all sizes of buildings. Over the years they have expanded and grown to become a leading player in their field both in terms of product range and expertise. They are known for high quality, fast deliveries, superior customer service, and technical expertise.
Get ready to see their exemplary range of Weld End Ball valves at our stall in the BIG 5.
Ball valves have proven their worth in many applications as very reliable and compact shut-off valves. Types of valves like 2-way, 3-and 4-way ball valves in conjunction with various spherical bore sizes can be combined depending on the application and use. Ball valves with weld ends and actuators offer a clean and cost-effective solution for automation by direct mounting on the flange. Return valves are offered with various unions and a variety of valve springs for different opening pressures. The needle valves are equipped due to their simple and complex construction with rotatable metal valve cone and are suitable both as a quantity control valve as well as for shutting off purposes.
- District heating networks
- District cooling networks
- HVAC side of heating and cooling systems as well as compressed air and oil networks etc.
- fully welded construction
- easy to insulate
- space-saving design
- easy to install and use
- long service life